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The Limits of Control
(No longer in theaters)
Stacey Smith, Gretchen McGowan
May 1, 2009
It’s unfair to call Jim Jarmusch’s The Limits of Control the
emptiest movie ever made, but I wrote that in my notebook as I
struggled to stay awake. Even more ponderous than his first film, Permanent Vacation, the
film follows robotic Isaach de Bankolé on some kind of
diamond-smuggling mission through Spain not reacting to eccentrics
Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Bernal, and oft-naked Paz de la Huerta.
Finally, Bill Murray shows up as a Dick Cheney type and Bankolé turns
out to be a supernatural avenger.